Alice in Love and War
In 1644 Alice Newcombe, trapped and unhappy on her
uncle’s farm, finds her life transformed when royalist
soldiers are billeted there during the Civil War. Suddenly
her days are filled with excitement – and love for one
young soldier, Robin. When the regiment moves on, Alice
persuades Robin to take her with him, and she joins
the other army women on the baggage train. The road
ahead is long and hard – will there be happiness at
“Ann Turnbull, as always, writes a gripping story
with intelligence and honesty.”
Hawksley, Historical Novels Review, Feb.2010
“A very engaging story…Full of friendship, love,
and heartbreak, this book is an exciting read. It touches
on every emotion a teenage girl could feel.”
Amy Taylor, The Bookbag.
book for teens – and adults too – who love historical
Rebecca’s Book Blog.
“Ann Turnbull shows us the pity of war, describing,
with appalling honesty, the atrocities carried out by
both sides; less luridly, but still importantly, she
shows us the hardships and poverty the war caused England.
It’s a wonderful book.”
Leslie Wilson, An
Awfully Big Blog Adventure.
the reader to a different century where you can almost
hear the sounds and smell the smells of the battles
and of the camps. The civil war comes alive.”
Marie-Louise Jensen, Writeaway.
good old-fashioned historical novel…a lovely romantic
Ann Giles, The Bookwitch.
A Kindle edition will be available in October
Walker Books, 7th September 2009, pb. ISBN: 978-1-4063-0244-8.